Rick Johnson Acclaimed as President of the Ontario Public School Boards' Association

    TORONTO, June 11 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association
(OPSBA) is pleased to announce that Rick Johnson has been acclaimed to serve a
third term as President of OPSBA at the Annual General Meeting held on June 9,
2007. Rick Johnson has made a lifetime commitment to public education and to
the value of local democracy. His service and contributions to education are
    On behalf of 1.3 million Ontario students and their families, Rick has
engaged successfully with parents, teachers, school boards and the provincial
government to build education delivery models that work for children. Over the
years, his vision of creating a first-class education system has been clear
and unwavering.
    Rick, a trustee from the Trillium Lakelands District School Board, will
be supported in his position as President of OPSBA by Vice-President Colleen
Schenk from the Avon Maitland District School Board and Vice-President Loralea
Carruthers from the York Region District School Board.
    In addition to the President and Vice-Presidents, OPSBA's Executive
Council includes: Gerri Gershon, Past President, Toronto District School
Board; Cathy Abraham, Vice-President, Central East Region, Kawartha Pine Ridge
District School Board; Julia Burgess, Vice-President, Western Region, Greater
Essex County District School Board; Lori Lukinuk, Vice-President, Northern
Region, Lakehead District School Board; Jennifer Waterston, Vice-President,
Central West Region, Upper Grand District School Board; Carl Pitman,
Vice-President, Eastern Region, Hastings and Prince Edward District School
Board; and Howard Goodman, Vice-President (Enrolment), Toronto District School

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